The Team

Richard Le Sueur (MSc) – Managing Director
Richard is the founder and lead Architect at Golf Design Scotland having spent over twenty years working in the golf course development industry. He has worked in Scotland, Ireland, the United States, emerging Europe and the Middle East, involved in the design, construction, establishment and maintenance phases of several projects.

After studying Architecture at Robert Gordon’s University in Scotland, Richard moved to Michigan State University to study Turf Grass Management under Professor Trey Rogers.

During his time in the USA he carried out his internship with MacCurrach Golf Construction, an award-winning golf contractor based in Florida. Following graduation from Michigan State, Richard returned to MacCurrach to gain further construction experience on several projects in Florida, South Carolina and Michigan.

Richard then moved to Bahrain where he worked as a consultant to the construction management team at Riffa Golf Course, before being employed as Golf Course Superintendent during the grow-in period.

Following the grow-in of Riffa Golf Course, Richard returned to Scotland to complete a Masters in Golf Course Architecture at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Richard’s experience and understanding of the construction process, establishment phases and ongoing maintenance allows him to be a “hands on designer”, working very closely on each project with the developer/owner, construction team and operational staff, resulting in a cost-effective approach with great attention to detail.

Over the past twenty-four years, Richard has developed a wide network of contacts within the golf industry, both in the UK and overseas. He is also an associate member of the British and International Golf Green-keepers Association (BIGGA) and a founder member of the Scottish Association of Golf Course Architects (ScotAGCA).

Richard grew up in Scotland and has so far played almost half of the 550 Scottish Golf Course. A member of the Royal Burgess Golfing Society in Edinburgh, The New Club in St Andrews and Luffness New Golf Club in East Lothian he holds a handicap of 6.

Todd Jerome (MSc) – Construction Manager
Todd brings a wealth of construction knowledge and hands-on experience to the team and oversees all areas of on-site design and construction. With a decade in the golf industry, he has been involved on high-profile projects such as The Renaissance Club (Scotland), Loch Lomond, Castle Course (St. Andrews) and Gleneagles. He has also worked in golf sales and marketing and holds a Masters in Golf Course Architecture from Heriot-Watt University.

Originally from Seattle, Todd came to Scotland seven years ago for the love of golf. Todd has played and studied courses throughout the UK and US, including all Open Championship venues, the major seaside links courses of Britain and 25 of the top US courses. A member of the Aberlady Artisans Golf Club at Kilspindie he holds a handicap of 9.

Todd is also a Member of The Scottish Association of Golf Course Architects and The British and International Greenkeepers Association.